The capacity of our Milldam House ceremony room is 45 guests. This includes the guests, bridesmaids, best person etc, but does not include the couple or one photographer.
Milldam House has good step-free access at the front of the building and there is a lift for customers to use to reach the first-floor ceremony room. Read more information about the lift size and doorway measurements.
We are continuing to prioritise ceremonies booked to take place within the next three to four months. If your ceremony is taking place later than this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org rather than call the office.
Civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations are a legal alternative to church ceremonies.
Portsmouth register office is responsible for the legal aspect of all marriages and civil partnerships in Portsmouth. It’s also a licensed venue for the ceremonies themselves.
Check a list of approved wedding and civil ceremony venues in Portsmouth.
You can contact us if you have any questions, if you would like to view our ceremony rooms or to make a provisional booking.
You can also write to, or visit us at:
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
For emergencies outside normal office hours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, please phone 023 9282 2251. This includes help arranging a marriage involving someone who is terminally ill.
Please note: we can only assist with events taking place within the City of Portsmouth (PO1-PO6). For events taking place elsewhere please contact the Register Office for that district.